A portraitist who found herself on the receiving end of some unwelcome attention from a difficult client came up with an unusual solution. Instead of rebuffing his increasingly sexual requests, she decided to incorporate them into her work.
Using the old technique of smearing paint on a mirror, then putting the canvas up to the mirror so she could preserve the proportions, she did the first layer. After he had gone, she added a few more details.
Details included donkey ears, a python, fig leaves, and a few very ugly women ministering to this client in the most indescribable (at least in civilized company) way. She appropriately credits Michelangelo for coming up with that idea when he painted his boss with donkey ears into one of the scenes behind the altar in the Sistine Chapel.
No word on the client's opinion of the finished work, but a lawyer who frequents the gallery has bid up to sixteen thousand dollars for the three-foot by six-foot image.